London, South Kensington
14 May 2002
THREE BYZANTINE SGRAFFITO POTTERY BOWLS
12TH CENTURY A.D.
One with pale green glazed interior incised with tendrils; another, the cream glazed interior incised with a falcon, head turned back, encircled by acanthus leaves, both with marine encrustation; and another, the cream glazed interior incised with ornamental bands
10½ in. (26.7 cm.) diam. max (3)
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Cf. C. Stiegemann (ed.), Byzanz: Das Licht aus dem Osten, Diözesanmuseum Paderborn, Paderborn and Mainz, 2001, pp. 355-357, nos. IV.104-106 for similar.
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END OF AFTERNOON SESSION
THE SALE CONTINUES ON
WEDNESDAY 15 MAY AT 10.30 A.M. AND 2.00 P.M.
On 4 July Christie’s in London will present an important collection of European masterpieces from the great collecting dynasty
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